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About Casanova Makawao

Since 1986, Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli is at the heart of the Upcountry Maui lifestyle. From early breakfast thru lunch and dinner you may expect the best Italian food on the island (as voted by countless local magazines’ surveys). Fresh salads, pastas, seafood and pizzas from Maui's first wood burning oven are Casanova's signature dishes. Loyal patrons appreciate Casanova's very reasonable prices. In 2017 Open Table diners rated Casanova the Best Italian Restaurant in the State of Hawaii.
At the main crossroad of Historic Makawao town, Casanova is a must do experience after a visit to Haleakala National Park.

1188 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI 96768
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
Baldwin Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 572-0220

Website:
http://www.casanovamaui.com/

Entertainment:
Since its opening Casanova has offered Maui the opportunity to enjoy some of the best artists visiting the island. Icons like Taj Mahall, Sam Kinison, Kool and the Gang, Los Lobos, Dave Mason and countless others have performed on Casanova’s history loaded stage. Nowadays Willie K owns Tuesday night. Wednesday is Casanova's world famous Ladies' Night, when the young and beautiful drive from all over Maui to dance and party. On Friday and Saturday local bands or visiting DJs from the Mainland fill the dance floor with ever changing beats. Check Casanova's web page for the weekly lineup.

Catering:
From trays of lasagna to go, to elaborate parties in private residences, Casanova offers catering individually tailored for every occasion and budget.

Parking Details:
Casanova offers Makawao’s largest parking lot, just at the town main crossroad.

Public Transit:
Maui Bus stops at Casanova parking lot.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Casanova Makawao Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

The best Italian restaurant on Maui. Not a tourist trap, primarily repeat locals. Not in any of the main travel area's, but well worth the drive. The warm Spinachi salad is wonderful, the linguini with clams is so light and delicate, it is difficult not to eat the whole dish. The Carbonera and the veal marsala are equal to the so called best on the mainland. The noodles are house made, and light and delicate, making all the pasta dishes something to savor. The corkage fee is reasonable at $15. Reservations would be recommended since it is a popular local hangout for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food and service were very good. They never recorded my Open Table reservation, so I received an email from OT informing me that I was a no show. It was easily corrected through the OT website.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Second time having a Birthday dinner there and second time with terrible service. I’ll never come back and I’ll never recommend. The food was ok but not great... service I would give a zero stars if I could. Thanks but no thanks.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great time celebrating our friends 50th birthday. Service was excellent and great reatauranr. We have been here now 4 times. We are from Vancouver Canada . The only thing this time was we ordered a pizza and the crust was completed burnt and we had to flag our waitress to mention it and had the pizza redone. The saving point was a complimentary dessert for our birthday boy and a complimentary appetizer. We would definitely come back to your restaurant and will recommend our friends to come to this place . Thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Local Ingredients, Organic, Cozy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had reservations the day after the big storm that wiped out electricity on Maui. There was no way to cancel the reservation- I couldn’t leave a message and their voicemail said the restaurant was closed. Open table didn’t respond when I hit the cancel button. I know you want us yo cancel but I was unable to successfully do it. We really wanted to eat there but they were advising no travel with trees and power lines down.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Wonderful over all expierence. Food is always superb. Service is always very friendly and professional. And cost is reasonable. Love taking my son every Sunday for our family meal together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing authentic Italian food. The Lobster Risotto Special was absolutely out of this world! The Sauteed Spinach is my regular favorite. Everything here is super Yummy. One of my most favorites here on Maui.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Appetizers set the rating and Casanovas did not disappoint. Dinner was excellent and topped it all with a beautiful Brulee. Our waitress was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Our out of town guests gave it a big thumbs up....and they are no food slouches...LOL. Mahalo for a wonderful evening!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was our 52 anniversary we celebrated at Casanova with always good service and food.Always like the atmosphere.
The Bouwens

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Overall a satisfying experience, with good food and very respectable service. I would go back again.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The Pizza unfortunately didn't taste a lot. so it wasn't a really good pizza for us.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Overall great food as usual. One of our favorite upcountry spots.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

A group of 10 enjoyed remarkable Italian dishes. My husband is from Sicily and was thrilled with the flavors and choices. Also offers gluten free options. The waitress was amazing as well. A must for dining on Maui.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fantastic, always a favorite when visiting!
I'll go again at least once more in the coming week.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our friends had the chicken which was moist and flavorful and excellent! My husband always has a vegetarian pasta that he, obviously, loves. I had the salmon special that must have been a "small plate" because it was definitely a mini portion! The quinoa served with it was excellent but, sadly, the salmon was quite dry. I wouldn't have it again. Next time I'm going for the chicken!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We as a family have been coming here for almost 20 years.. still one of our favorite places to eat at!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We had family in town so took them to Cassanova's for a great dinner. My grandson had the spaghetti and meatballs - there was so much that even a 17-year old couldn't eat it all! My daughter-in-law had a creamy chicken pasta (darn! I can't remember what it was called!) that was excellent! I had the spinach salad which is always fabulous! Plus I had requested to be seated by the "dance floor" (no musical group that night) which was a perfect location when you have an active 3-year old along!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

My wife and I rented an Ohana (guest house) in Makawao walking distance from Casanova, could tell it was a local favorite, and were happy to see them on Open Table. My $0.02 is that this gem of a ristorante is the perfect blend of Americanized Italian food and Hawai'ian hospitality! Their "Paglia e Fieno aI Funghi," homemade linguini with wild Italian porcini mushrooms in creamy garlic sauce, was lick-the-bowl delicious! :)

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good food, interesting variety, more than basic Italian.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great experience all the way around!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Our friends from Italy prefer to eat Italian food everywhere they go. They are hard to impress and quick to critique. They found Casanova to be EXCEPTIONAL and wished they had known about it earlier in their trip so we could have eaten there every night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The portifino is my husband's favorite dish, but this time is was too oily, the pesto had separated. I ordered the ravioli. The pasta was perfect, but the truffle oil overwhelmed the mire delicate flavors if the dish. The polenta appetizer is delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Been there many times, great place to go. We think better italian food than Kihei !

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Our waitress was excellent and the food was outstanding great night out. I loved the feel of the place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our server was not very attentive. The ambience and food was good, however.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our dinner was underwhelming. This Italian restaurant uses pre-shredded cheese on their Caesar salad. The entrees came out 5 minutes after we received our salads, so they sat there while we tried to rush and finish our first course. The decor and furnishings are over due for an upgrade. We were hoping for a great experience but as it turns out it didn't happen.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We had a great meal with very good service. It was a bit stuffy at first but halfway through our meal they turned on the air conditioning! Thank goodness! There was an immediate difference in the temperature! We've never had a bad dinner at Cassanovas!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant - the food is good and price is super reasonable.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We've been here before, both the restaurant and the deli. Both serve delicious food with great service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Wonderful but so noisy it may keep me away.
You have to yell at one another to be heard.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Casanova is usually great food. However, the waiter with long messy dreadlocks make us sick to our stomach every time. It's like seeing a spider. Kinda horrifying to have him serving with that mess on his head.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Love the wild salmon special. It was an appetizer, but enough for a "small eater" as an entree. A nice piece of "seared" salmon, with quinoa and asparagus on a "simmer-platter". Excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2017

One if our best meals on Maui. The food was exceptional.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Casanova's has always been and continues to be impeccable in every aspect one should expect a restaurant to be. Superb service, food, beverage, and environment. My neighborhood go to!!

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Accommodated reservation and special request , not over booked.
Great tasting food, ample servings.
Need table watered often when the server is aware the table has already asked once for water.
Overall, like the Bistro as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was excellent. Acoustics are not so good. It is difficult to carry on a conversation while eating the excellent food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We always LOVE it here. Food is phenomenal. Waitress seemed a little distracted and did not really attend to us very well - which is disappointing because as a large group we were charged the automatic 18% gratuity. We waited for water refill several times. Once, she filled only 2 glasses and then went to take a wine order from another table. Then we asked to take home what was left and she took 2 plates, packed them, brought them back and then went to another table...but there were still 4 plates to pack. Other than the service on this particular night - everything was awesome.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very disappointed. Looked up Menu on Website. My wife found something she liked and ordered the Pasta Portofino with seared Sacllops. Price on website is $16.
We ordered and she was asked if she wanted the scallops and the answer was yes. I ordered a Pizza. My wife's meal arrived and we waited 20 more minutes for my Pizza to make an appearance. When the bill came we found out the Portofino was $26. $10 dollars more than indicated on the menu.
We call this bate and switch! The time took for my meal to be served after my wife received hers is totally unacceptable.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Everyone was wonderful to work with especially with almost 20 in are party. The Birthday Boy was surprised by a free slice of tiramis for his birthday cake. The food was diverse and the aromas made you want to take a bit out of everyone s one dinner . Happy hour also supplied you with very large crafts of regular name drinks. Well be back..

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The waitresses are friendly and provide excellent service. The calamari appetizer is the best on Maui by far. Pizza and pasta dishes are superb. Definitely will keep dining here and recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date
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